The Back Youth Alliance joint statement on the 2020 Spending Review

“Youth work transforms young people’s lives. The Covid-19 Support Fund provides a short-term fix ensuring the youth sector can continue to operate, however the sector vitally needs the delayed £500m Youth Investment Fund to innovate and grow the capacity of the youth sector to support young people.” Leigh Middleton, NYA Chief Executive The Back Youth

NYA Confirmed Finalists at Children & Young People Now Awards 2020

NYA is delighted to be a finalist for the Recruitment and Professional Development award at the Children & Young People Now Awards 2020, with the awards ceremony and winners being announced on 4th March 2021.  Our submission for the CYPN Awards focused on our Youth Worker Bursary Fund, granted from DCMS, which is delivered in

Call for major youth investment in services for young people

Youth charities are ‘running on empty’ Loss of funding and job cuts threaten the closure of many youth services through the winter. Left unprotected, youth services have already been cut by over 70% in less than a decade.  For every £16 cut on local services, £1 falls on youth work. While funding has been committed

Conversations with Government About Upcoming Lockdown Ongoing

NYA Continue to work with government officials to learn exactly what implications the upcoming lockdown will have on the sector. Please see below a note for the sector on Leigh     We will be holding a webinar to talk through what we learn tomorrow afternoon, please sign up to attend by clicking here

Ten Year Vision for Youth Work

As the National Body for Youth Work in England, the NYA has this week launched its thoughts for a ten year vision for youth work.  We will engage with and lead cross sector consultation to translate this vision into a practical strategy, owned and shared by all in support of youth work.  This collective strategy will be published in Spring

New national guidance for local authorities on providing youth services

As the national body for youth work in England, NYA sets standards for youth services’ quality and sufficiency. Our new guidance supports local authorities in their statutory duty to secure local services. This includes the meaningful engagement of young people to ensure access to quality youth services at a neighbourhood level, whether they are directly

Annual Monitoring Report 2013/14 – 2019

Each year, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offering a validated youth work qualification are required to complete an Annual Monitoring survey as a part of their validation process. This data forms an annual report which supports NYA and the wider sector in developing professional training.  Since the last report youth work has seen a rise in profile. 2019 saw the publication of a national inquiry into youth

Black Future Month – Webinars with EqualEquity

As part of Black History Month 2020, we are looking to support the efforts by EqualEquity to reframe the campaign as Black Future Month. As part of this we are partnering with them to deliver a series of fee webinars, you can sign up to these by clicking the images below:     20th October

NYA awarded National Lottery Funding for COVID-19 Project

National Youth Agency are pleased to receive almost £300,000 in support from The National Lottery Community Fund to run the Routes to Success project The National Lottery Community Fund’s COVID-19 emergency funding has awarded the Routes to Success project almost £300,000 to spend over the next six months to support the delivery of activities designed

National Youth Work Curriculum Published

The National Youth Agency (NYA) is delighted to announce that the National Curriculum for Youth Work, a new framework for England, was published today.   The new curriculum will enable a greater understanding of youth work practice, provide an educational framework and act as a reference tool to be used by decision makers, policy makers, commissioners, youth workers and young people.  Abbee McLatchie, Director of Youth